Sevierville, TN – 48-Year Old Pedestrian Killed on I-40 in Sevier CoTennessee Legal News
Sevierville, TN (February 22, 2021) – A woman was hit by a car and killed on Interstate 40 in the city of Sevierville on Sunday, February 21st.
Her identity has not yet been released.
Officers from the Sevierville Police Department were dispatched to the site between mile markers 407 and 408 in the eastbound lanes of Interstate 40 at about 8:15 p.m.
An initial investigation showed that two people were walking along the eastbound shoulder of Interstate 40 when one of them, a 48-year old woman, was hit by a passing 2020 Nissan Armada. The driver of the vehicle has only been identified as a 35-year-old woman from Jonesborough.
The man who was walking next to the victim and the driver of the car were unharmed during the incident.
This accident is under investigation by local law enforcement.
Pedestrian Fatalities in Sevierville
Pedestrians are at a much higher risk of enduring serious injuries and even death in a car accident than vehicle occupants. Although most pedestrians are lucky enough to never know what it feels like to be struck by a moving car, those who do are forced to deal with traumatic, life-threatening injuries. Some pedestrians even lose their lives in these accidents, which could be grounds for a claim of wrongful death.
Pedestrian accidents typically happen when drivers fail to notice them or neglect to yield the right of way in parking lots, intersections, and crosswalks. In many instances, drivers are distracted and take their eyes off the road. A driver that strikes a pedestrian on the roadside may be under the influence, speeding, or texting and driving.
If you or someone you love was injured in a car accident, the Tennessee car accident attorneys at Fox & Farmer are here to help. We have the skill and determination that you need in your corner to receive the full sum of the monetary recovery to which Tennessee state law entitles you.
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If you were recently injured by the carelessness of another driver, then we firmly recommend that you meet with a dedicated personal injury attorney by calling (865) 531-9400 and booking an appointment for a free assessment of your Tennessee car accident claim and guidance on the next legal steps you should take based on your circumstances.
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